It is ideal for those couples who want the peace of mind of a legal Ontario registered marriage prior to a destination wedding ceremony
- free first consultation (to make sure we are a good fit for each other)
- 1-2 consultations for planning
- rehearsal – 30 min
- a unique and personalized ceremony
- resources for vows, ring exchange rituals
- email support for questions
You provide: venue, music, license, rings and witnesses
Prices: Airfare, 2 night accommodations, meals and taxes, $100 non-refundable deposit
Have the peace of mind of a legal ceremony in Ontario (with 2 witness required) and then an public ceremony at the destination of your choice, free of the logistics and extra rules for a destination wedding.
Thank you so very much for guiding Katy and I through our special day. Your calm steadiness while developing and then conducting the ceremony made our day.
Thank you so much Maureen for giving us such a meaningful and personal wedding ceremony. We were so happy with the ceremony and you made the entire planning process so easy and stress free! Maureen made us feel comfortable and at ease from the moment we met her. She is professional, approachable and offered some great ideas for special moments in the ceremony. It was the heart and soul to our wedding. Maureen offered us many options for ceremony structure, which was a perfect balance of structure and flexibility. She incorporated personal information and stories we shared with her, which made the ceremony extra special and so "us". I especially love the wine box idea; We are so excited to open the box on our 5th anniversary! The evening before rehearsal did wonders to calm my nerves and also make it all feel so real! Maureen is a calming presence on a high emotions day. She helped our ceremony run very smoothly and for that I cannot thank her enough. I strongly recommend meeting Maureen for anyone looking for a lovely friendly minister
We met Maureen at one of the bridal events in London and knew right away that she was perfect for officiating our ceremony. She is witty and intelligent and made us feel so comfortable about exchanging our vows. We wanted something different in our ceremony and Maureen helped us to create a wonderful joining ceremony using different coloured sand which brought our two families together. We felt so at ease with Maureen and trusted her advice. When it came to baptizing my daughter we could not think of anyone else but Maureen who we would trust.
Common Questions and Answers
Pictures and videos are welcome, however the use of flashes is strongly discouraged, as it can alter the quality of pictures taken by professional photographers and can be distracting to you. I will make myself available for a short while after the service should you want to include me in any pictures.
To be married in Ontario you must be 18 years of age. You require a marriage license and must have two witnesses over the age of 18 witness your marriage.
A marriage license can be purchased at the clerks office in city hall, and is good for 90 days. There is no waiting period in Ontario to be married. i.e. you can be married the same day as you purchase your license.
As soon as you book your venue you should then book your Officiant. Summer months are busier than others, one year in advance is not too early to book. Off season weddings November-April do not require booking so far in advance. A good rule of thumb is: As soon as you know the date of your wedding book your Officiant.
Yes. I find the wedding customs and traditions of other cultures and religions fascinating, and would be happy to learn about, and incorporate appropriate elements into your wedding ceremony. Please feel free to discuss this with me.